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Protegrity Releases Big Data Protector for Hadoop

Top-to-Bottom Data Protection for Hadoop Users Now Available

STAMFORD, CT -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/12 -- Protegrity USA, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end data security solutions, announces its new product for data-intensive distributed applications using the fast-growing "big data" software framework, Apache Hadoop. Protegrity Big Data Protector allows Hadoop users to now have top-to-bottom data protection from the file to the application, going well beyond access controls and providing a comprehensive data protection path. For the first time, Hadoop users no longer have to rely on access controls. Protegrity Big Data Protector can protect data using a common security policy management architecture coupled with the industry's most advanced strong encryption technologies.

"Current data protection methods for Hadoop environments rely on access control approaches and are inadequate for the rigorous security demands of enterprise customers," said Yigal Rozenberg, Vice President, Products and Chief Architect, Protegrity. "Big data environments are targets for hackers and susceptible to negligent insiders. Protegrity provides a complete solution for not only securing the data itself, but also providing role based protections and audit trails that go beyond the simple authentication available in Hadoop today."

Protegrity Big Data Protector protects any sensitive file stored in the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and any sensitive data item stored within a file. For unstructured data, Protegrity Big Data Protector provides users with transparent data protection to HDFS layers, protecting any files stored within the Hadoop cluster. For structured data, Protegrity Big Data Protector also extends MapReduce with data protection as well as Protegrity's industry-leading tokenization technology that replaces sensitive data with "fake" data while also providing data type preserving encryption.

Benefits of Protegrity Big Data Protector include:

  • Top-to-bottom protection of data in Hadoop clusters from files to applications
  • Ability to restrict users from accessing sensitive data
  • Low total cost of ownership
  • Easy integration with Protegrity data protection for non-Hadoop platforms

Availability & Pricing
Protegrity Big Data Protector pricing starts at $25K and is available now. To purchase, please contact Protegrity sales at [email protected] or by calling +1.203.326.7200.

About Protegrity
Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., Protegrity provides high-performance, infinitely scalable, end-to-end data security solutions that protect sensitive information across the enterprise from the point of acquisition to deletion. The company's award-winning software products span a variety of data protection methods, including end-to-end encryption, tokenization, masking, and monitoring and are backed by several important data protection technology patents. Currently, more than 200 enterprise customers worldwide rely on Protegrity's comprehensive data security solutions to enable compliance for PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and other data-protection mandates while protecting sensitive data, brand, and business reputation. For more information, please visit http://www.protegrity.com.

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